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Kell family papers

Kell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kell family papers
Creator: Kell, Carolyn
Creator: Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900
Creator: D'Antignac, Evelyn Kell
Creator: Kell, Julia Blanche Munroe, 1836-1917
Creator: Kell family
Inclusive Dates: 1857-1945
Bulk Dates: 1857-1914
Language: English
Extent: 40 Linear Feet 41 boxes, 18 art pieces, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2917
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John McIntosh Kell (1823-1900), son of John and Margery Spalding Baillie Kell of Darien, Georgia, married Julia Blanche Munroe of Macon, Georgia. During the Civil War, Kell served as an officer in the Confederate Navy. After the war, he served as Georgia's Adjutant-General from 1886 until his death in 1900.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Kell family from 1857-1914, 1945. The papers contain the manuscript of John McIntosh Kell's book RECOLLECTIONS OF A NAVAL LIFE; an untitled manuscript by Kell's daughter Evelyn Kell d'Antignac regarding the friendship of slaves for their masters; correspondence from Kell and his wife, Blanche to their daughter Carolyn Kell at Fauquier Institute in Virginia and between other family members and friends; a diary (1907-1908) of Blanche Kell; photographs of family and shipmates of Kell; and a biographical sketch of Kell.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kell family papers, ms2917, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 22.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Navy
Diaries.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Manuscripts (documents)
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Women college students -- Virginia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related archival materials in other repositories include the John McIntosh Kell papers, 1785-1921, Duke University.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Manuscript: "Recollection of a Naval Life"

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11Part I, pp. 1-91
12Part I, pp. 92-183
13Part II, pp. 184-275
14Part II, pp. 276-392
15Part II, incomplete
16Miscellaneous pages
 

2. Correspondence

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17Correspondence, 1857-1895
18Correspondence, 1896-1945
19Correspondence
110Empty envelopes
 

3. Manuscript by Evelyn Kell d'Antignac

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21pp. 1-126
22pp. 127-347
23pp. 348-518
24pp. 519-619
25pp. 1-16 and typescript
26pp. 17-108
27pp. 109-186
28pp. 187-220
29pp. 221-354
210pp. 355-466
211pp. 467-486
212Miscellaneous pages and notes
213Envelopes for manuscript
 

4. Photographs

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31John McIntosh Kell
32Evelyn Kell d"Antignac, Carolyn Kell
33Family, friends, shipmates
 

5. Printed Material, Diaries, and Personal Papers

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34Clippings
35Personal items-John McIntosh Kell
36Printed material-"The Sinking of the Alabama"
37Bank book-Blanche Munroe Kell, (1906)
38Composition book-Blanche Munroe Kell
39Diary-Blanche Munroe Kell, (1907-1908)
310Diary-fragment, (1903?)
311Writings
312Paper animal cut-outs
 

6. Ephemera

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4Captain's hat-John McIntosh Kell
4Wire-framed eyeglasses
4Empty jewelry box from Chas. H. Soloman, Macon, Georgia
4Two cased images (one empty)
4Album of carte-de-visites-inscribed "Dear Sister Evy from Blanche, Christmas", includes hair from various family members, 1867
4Commemorative ribbon-Reception committee, Confederate Veteran Association of Fulton County, in memory of Jefferson Davis, May 29, 1893
 

7. Prints and Paintings

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1"Confederate Flag" Print
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2Funeral scene (p.11)
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3Captain John Kell (p.11-12)
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1CReturn of Commodore Perry (p.12)
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5Confederate flag (p.12-13)
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6Italian lake scene (p.13)
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7Rice paper - figures (p.13-14)
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8Rice paper - fish (p.14)
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9Rice paper - birds (p.14)
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10Rice paper - fruit (p.14-15)
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11Rice paper - warriors (p.15)
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12Fish photos (p.15-16)
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13Rice paper - junks (p.16)
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143 soldiers (p.16-17)
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15Print - the 3 heroes (p.17)
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16Print - He's gone! Napoleon (p.17-18)
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17Tattered Confederate flag (p.18)
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18Matilda C. L. Ferrill (p.18)
 

8. Porcelain, Silver, and Textiles

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11Bavaria Bowl (pg 27)
12-7Saucers (pg 27)
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21-6White Ironstone Dishes: Tureen Marked with 'F' and Assorted Pieces (pg 29-30)
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31Falstaff Plate
32Corn Pudding Mold
33Red Ware Vase
34Red Ware Pinch Vase
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41-9White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
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51-6Japanese Cups (pg 23)
57-12Japanese Saucers (pg 23)
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61White Ironstone Dishes: Dish with Two Handles (pg 29-30)
62White Ironstone Dishes: Diamond-Shaped Serving Platter (pg 29-30)
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71White Ironstone Dishes: Oval-Shaped Large Bowl (pg 29-30)
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81-2White Ironstone Dishes: Oval Serving Dishes (pg 29-30)
83-4White Ironstone Dishes: Small Oval Serving Dishes (pg 29-30)
85White Ironstone Dishes: Large Base (pg 29-30)
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91-4White Ironstone Dishes: Small Plates (pg 29-30)
91-6White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
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101-6White Ironstone Dishes: Plates (pg 29-30)
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111Fruit Bowl (pg 81-82)
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121Opaque Vase (pg 28)
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131Rose Medallion Sauce/Gravy Tureen (pg 20)
132Rose Medallion Rectangular Top to Broken Tureen (pg 20)
133Rose Medallion Chipped Saucer (pg 20)
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141-3Rose Medallion Platters (pg 19)
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151-8Rose Medallion Soup Bowls (pg 19-20)
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161-9Rose Medallion Dinner Plates (pg 19-20)(Apparaised for 10, only 9 found)
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171Rose Medallion Balustrade Vase (pg 21)
171-9Rose Medallion Fruit Plates (pg 21)
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181Bavaria Plate (pg 22)
182Perfume Bottle (pg 29)
183Base (pg 29)
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191Vase (pg 29)
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201Vase (pg 29)
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211Japanese Scallop Edge Dish (pg 23)
213-7Japanese Tea Set: Sugar Dish with Lid, Tea Pot with Lid, Cream Dish (pg 23)
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221Pitcher (pg 24)
222Roseville Vase (pg 25)
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231Czechoslovakian Square Bowl (pg 27-30)
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241Czechoslovakian Soup Tureen (pg 28)
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251White Ironstone Dish with two handles (pg. 28)
252-7Sterling flutes (p.30)
258-9Silver cream and sugar (p.30)
2510Scallop serving spoon (p.32)
2511Silver candy dish (p.31)
2512Ladle (p.36)
2513Berry spoon (p.32-33)
2514Large ladle (p.37)
2515-22teaspoons (p.37)
2523-28large tablespoons (p.37)
2529cake server (p.33)
2530-334 teaspoons (p.37-38)
2534-352 tablespoons (p.38)
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261Fiesta teapot (p.25)
262The Koalin Bisque teapot (p.26)
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271-7Saucers (p.22)
278-12Teacups (p.22)
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281Dressing case with glass and silver bottle containers (p.51)
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291Lace wedding dress and shawl (p.41)
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301Nightshirt (p.41)
302Vest (p.41)
303Child's undergarments (p.41)
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311Hat
312-3Waist jackets
314Black lace dress with black shawl
315Black morning gown
316Black lace undergarment
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321Silk stockings
322Gold satin skirt
323Chinese forbidden stitch side apron
324-9Underslips
3210Underskirt
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331Book, recollections of naval life
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341-2Scrapbooks
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11Hot water urn (p.30)
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21Silver tea service (p.31)
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31-2Rose medallion large meat platter with strainer
35 dinner forks (p.33)
36 dinner forks (p.34)
35 forks (p.34)
36 large tablespoons (p.35)
36 soup spoons (p.35)
3Fish knife (p.35)
3Gravy ladle (p.36)
3Small meat fork (p.36)